Coker Group is a national healthcare advisory firm, working with hospitals and physician groups to develop customized solutions in five main service areas:
Strategy | Operations | Finance | Technology | Compliance
Our mission is to customize an approach for each client that ensures strategic differentiation in the marketplace and the achievement of every goal across all performance areas. Through principled professional consulting, we assist healthcare providers in their pursuit of a sound business model and an enhanced patient experience. Our advisors have the experience and creativity to find the right solution for any market and healthcare entity.
History of Coker Group
Established by Jackson C. Coker in 1987, Coker Group began as a physician relations firm whose purpose was to develop and enhance hospitals and their medical staff’s relationships. The newly founded company moved into its first offices in 1988 with a small team from Atlanta and California. With extraordinary success and a growing list of hospital clients, Coker strengthened its footing by focusing on building hospital and physician relations by educating physicians and their staff to improve their operational processes and enhance their business models. Delivering educational programs and assistance with medical practice management became the business model for this young company. Services expanded to fill all business advisory needs of healthcare provider organizations.
Coker began to memorialize its expertise in the mid-’90s by publishing materials to enhance practice operations and financial management. Through the years, Coker has worked with national associations, such as the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, and other healthcare societies and entities to complement our work with hospitals and physicians. Industry publishers, such as Greenbranch Publishing, McGraw-Hill, Jones & Bartlett, and HealthLeaders Media, are among the companies that have engaged Coker for its knowledge and capabilities.
Coker Group continued to respond to hospitals’ and physicians’ needs as healthcare transitioned from one reimbursement paradigm to another through the late 1990s and beyond. During this period, the firm shifted its emphasis from the original physician relations’ services to become a full-fledged healthcare advisory firm. Throughout its history, the firm has met the complexity and expansion of healthcare in the 21st Century. Coker Group holds a notable position as a leading business advisor to the healthcare industry, assisting with complex negotiations between hospitals and physicians. Through five main services areas — strategy, operations, finance, technology, and compliance — the firm’s mission is still to provide healthcare organizations with innovative, principled solutions to achieve their optimum productivity level. Coker Group looks forward to continued progression and prosperity in the coming decades.